Finally! I get to share my latest books that have been added to the “Read” part of my bookshelf. I’m excited to share my these books that I enjoyed for the most part, but love them all for their own reasons. Go take a peak & maybe keep paper alive?
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December Book Selections
Book #1: Tell Me Lies by Carola Lovering
I actually wasn’t expecting this book to come out swinging the way it did, but it definitely hit me in the face when I realized that part of the book took place on Long Island (hey, that’s where I’m from!). It’s about a girl stuck on a guy who is literally the worst. If you’ve ever wanted to get a peak into a toxic relationship, this book will do it for you. Although it’s a heart-aching read, I definitely enjoyed reading Lovering’s version of what toxic relationships look like.
I was obsessed with Shari Lapena’s A Couple Next Door so I was oh so excited to learn she had two other books. This book was just like I remembered her first, a thriller that makes you question your entirety. Although one of the main characters was a bit of a drag and selfish (dammit Tom!) it was fun to try and figure out the mystery of who the heck is Karen, Tom’s wife.
Book #3: An Unwanted Guest by Shari Lapena
Like I said, I loved A Couple Next Door — so I had to purchase both of her other books and read them ASAP. This was probably my least favorite of Lapena’s works, but did still satisfy my need for mystery & thrill. Instead of being about just one couple, it was about several couples and you get to follow along in each person’s POV. I think this is possibly the reason why it’s my least favorite, because I wasn’t able to read it all in one sitting so I kept forgetting each character’s story line. If you’re a mystery lover definitely check out all of Shari Lapena’s novels.
This is a last minute add to the post, but one of my favorites of all time! It’s an interesting interpretation of what could happen when you die, and for sure a beautiful story. I loved every second of it and am excited to start reading its sequel, The Next Person You Meet in Heaven.
Quotes I highlighted:
“Had he known his death was imminent, he might have gone somewhere else. Instead, he did what we all do. He went about his dull routine as if all the days in the world were still to come.”
“It is because the human spirit knows, deep down, that all lives intersect. That death doesn’t just take someone, it misses someone else, and in the small distance between being taken and being missed, lives are changed.”
“The only time we waste is the time we spend thinking we are alone.”
“Sometimes when you sacrifice something precious, you’re not really losing it. You’re just passing it on to someone else.”
“Things that happen before you are born still affect you…”
“We move through places every day that would never have been if not for those who came before us.”
If you like reading books just as much as I do, let’s connect over on GoodReads! Before you go, let me know in the comments if you’ve read either of these books and if you liked them as much as I did! I’d love to hear from you. 🙂
Take a peak at Book of the Month Club’s January Selections!